Adult Braces & Invisalign near Apollo Beach & Riverview, FL

It Is Never Too Late to Achieve a Healthy, Beautiful Smile With Orthodontics

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More Adults Are Getting Braces Than Ever Before

Have you always wanted a straighter smile? Did you wear braces as a kid, but have experienced shifting of your teeth since? Dr. Matt Ahrens and our team want you to know that it is never too late to wear braces! Dental braces not only create a great smile. They also solve other oral problems like crooked or overlapped teeth, gaps and an uneven bite. Thanks to advancing technology, the options for orthodontic treatment are greater than ever before. Many adults are taking advantage of these opportunities to get the smile they have always wanted through braces. From minor cosmetic imperfections to severe tooth misalignment, we offer the solutions you need to enjoy an attractive, healthy smile!

Adult Orthodontics Riverview, FL

“Its never too late to improve your smile and your bite. We accommodate quite a few adult patients. The most favorable option for adults is Invisalign.”
Matthew Ahrens DMD

Orthodontic Treatment Options Best-Suited for Adults

As an adult, you may have some reservations about how braces fit into your life, especially as a working professional.
Modern technology offers several options for treatment:

You Deserve Expert Care for Your Smile, at Every Age

Our mission is to provide excellent results and exceptional service in a welcoming environment. We treat all of our patients like family, and pride ourselves on creating positive experiences for patients of all ages. Dr. Matt Ahrens is a Board Certified Orthodontist, which means he puts advanced clinical skill and knowledge to work for your oral health. At SouthShore Orthodontics, we take an individual approach to treatment, addressing your personal needs and concerns to deliver the best results for your smile.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Adult Orthodontics

Are Adult Braces Worth It?
Adult braces can be life-changing. Not only do they enhance your smile, but they also address dental issues like misalignment, gaps, and bite problems. Plus, improved oral health and boosted confidence are priceless benefits.

Are Adult Braces Expensive?
Adult braces are more affordable than you might think. While the cost of orthodontic treatment can vary based on factors like the complexity of your case, you can schedule a free consultation with one of our orthodontists to get an accurate estimate tailored to your needs. Payment plans and dental insurance options can make braces even more manageable.

Are Adult Braces Covered by Insurance?
Dental insurance coverage for braces varies. Some dental insurance plans offer coverage for adult orthodontics. Check with your insurance provider to understand your benefits. Keep in mind that coverage may have annual or lifetime maximums.

How Long Do Adults Need to Wear Braces?
Treatment duration varies based on individual needs. On average, orthodontic treatment can last anywhere from several months to a few years. Your orthodontist will provide a timeline specific to your case during your consultation. The duration depends on factors like the severity of misalignment, the type of braces (metal, clear, or aligners), and your individual progress. Modern orthodontics has made treatment more efficient.

What Should I Expect as an Adult Getting Braces?
Brace yourself (pun intended)! Initially, you might experience sore gums, cheek scrapes, and adjustments to eating. But fear not—these discomforts fade. Expect regular check-ups, diligent oral hygiene, and gradual alignment. Soon, you’ll be flashing that confident, straight smile!

Does Orthodontic Treatment Take Longer As an Adult?
While it’s true that adult teeth may move more slowly than children’s teeth, modern orthodontic techniques have made treatment efficient for all ages. Our orthodontists will create a personalized treatment plan to achieve the best results within a reasonable timeframe.

Do I Need to Wear My Retainer Forever?
Retainers play a crucial role in maintaining your newly aligned smile. Initially, you’ll wear them consistently, but over time, your orthodontist may recommend a reduced wear schedule. Remember, consistency is key to preserving your results.

Can I Get Successful Treatment Without In-Office Visits?
In-person visits are essential for safe and effective treatment. X-rays, gum health evaluations, and monitoring progress can only be done in person. For instance, X-rays reveal tooth roots’ health, and periodontal probing assesses gum health. Skipping in-office visits could compromise your treatment outcome.

Will I Get Clear Aligners If I Prefer Them?
Our orthodontists offer clear aligner treatment. After a thorough diagnosis, we will create a customized plan just for you. If aligners are suitable, we’ll guide you through every step of the process. However, sometimes braces may be a better choice for specific orthodontic issues.

Enjoy a straight, beautiful smile at any age! Call today and reserve your orthodontic consultation.

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